Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson became an senior England international recently after earning his first cap against the Republic of Ireland.
In the process of that happening, Henderson helped pocket his uncle a whopping £12,000 on the back of a £25 bet on him to play for England nearly 10-years ago.
According to the Mirror, Henderson’s uncle made the bet with popular bookmakers William Hill when his nephew was just 14-years-old at the time. The price stood at a whopping 500/1.
It is also understood that both Henderson’s mother and grandmother pocketed £2,500 each after making the same bet.
“I haven’t spoken to Dean about the bet but he did text after the game last Thursday to tell his mother, ‘Have we all got the money?’,” Mr Plunkett told The Mirror.
Henderson, 23, joined United’s youth academy in 2011 and after a series of loan spells he finds himself knocking on the first-team’s door.
Following a loan spell at Sheffield United, which lasted two seasons in which he experienced promotion to the top-flight as well as an outstanding follow-up campaign in the Premier League, Henderson has pushed Sergio Romero further down the pecking order at Old Trafford to nobody’s surprise.
The thinking at United should be it’s only a matter of time before he replaces David de Gea as first choice keeper, but he might go out on loan again in January to continue his development with game time under Solskjaer pretty limited, as reported via ESPN.